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How federal funds benefit KPBSD in FY19

Published on August 2, 2018 By Pegge

In 1965, federal funds were established through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to education. KPBSD has developed programs to support struggling learners all around the district, and various forms are included in school registration packets each year to help identify qualifying students […]

School district budget awareness reductions and savings useage

Published on July 6, 2018 By Pegge

KPBSD fiscal reality, budget 101, and FY19 budget 2018 Spring KPBSD Budget Awareness for schools PDF flyer Download the 2018 Spring KPBSD Budget Awareness for schools flyer Action ideas Attend a Facebook Live Q & A; community budget forum; KPBSD school site council meeting, school board meeting; Borough Assembly meeting; Alaska legislative opportunities with elected officials Communicate with your school, friends, neighbors, legislators, and […]

Borough Mayor vetoes 652k in school funding

Published on June 19, 2018 By Pegge

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor vetoes $652k of school funding June 19, 2018, Soldotna, Alaska—Today, Borough Mayor Pierce introduced two funding vetoes for the Borough budget beginning in less than a month. The Borough Assembly meets tonight, and one veto directly affects school district funding. Mayor Charlie Pierce said this in the memorandum to decrease funding […]

October 17: Community Budget Meeting info

Published on October 17, 2017 By Pegge

Building a school budget is foundational to schools, so bring your questions and concerns about funding, expenditures, and priorities. Everyone is invited to participate. October 17, 2017. Twenty-two school locations. One hour, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Resources: Watch Superintendent Dusek’s presentation live from 5:30 – 5:45 delivered via PolyCom Follow along with PDF of Superintendent Dusek’s PowerPoint presentation […]

News Release: Get the process rolling October 17

Published on October 6, 2017 By Pegge

Get the process rolling October 17, 5:30 PM, at 22 KPBSD school sites If a quality education and the future success for every young person on the Kenai matters to you, mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. Parents, staff, students, business partners, community members, and elected officials are invited to […]

News Release: State funding set for public education

Published on June 23, 2017 By Pegge

State funding set for public education Soldotna, June 23, 2017—The Alaska State Legislature adopted a budget which includes Status Quo K-12 education Base Student Allocation (BSA) funding for the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Sean Dusek said: “Now that the legislature has come to a budget agreement for K-12 funding, we are able to move forward […]

News Release: State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD

Published on May 10, 2017 By Pegge

News Release State education funding cut scenarios for KPBSD Soldotna, May 10, 2017—The HB57 Operating Budget conference committee is appointed. If you value public education in the KPBSD, please contact committee members* and local legislators now to request status quo education funding. In preparation for potential reductions to education funding, KPBSD administration anticipates: The effect […]

Key Communicator Hour presentation and documents

Published on April 10, 2017 By Pegge

Thank you to everyone who attended the Key Communicator Hour on Thursday, April 6, 1017. Following up  on requests from several attendees: Click here to watch the April 6, 2017 video with Superintendent Dusek’s presentation, followed by Q & A A question was asked if KPBSD has budget and legislature talking points; these are helpful links: KPBSD […]

What’s happening? State of the KPBSD – April 6, 2017

Published on March 31, 2017 By Pegge

You’re invited State of the KPBSD with Superintendent Dusek Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Superintendent Dusek will provide a legislative and budget update via Skype for Business, followed by time to respond to your questions. Learn about education related bills and school funding. Hosting schools: Homer Middle School Mountain […]

How do I contact the Alaska State Legislature?

Published on March 22, 2017 By Pegge

March 22, 2017, Education funding update Education funding and the House of Representatives – Status Quo education funding The House of Representatives passed HB57 operating budget, which includes Status Quo education funding. This is in alignment with the Governor’s proposed budget. Today it was announced HB57 bill is scheduled <pending introduction and referral> with the […]